Montréal Mayoral Candidates Face Off in First English-Language Debate on DEBATE 2013, Oct. 6 on CTV

— September 27, 2013


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MONTRÉAL (September 27, 2013) – The Montréal mayoral race heats up as candidates Richard Bergeron, Denis Coderre and Marcel Côté participate in the first English-language debate of the campaign. Airing Sunday Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. ET on CTV, the one-hour live broadcast, DEBATE 2013, will be moderated by CTV Montreal chief anchor Mutsumi Takahashi and will cover all of the important topics affecting the city, providing voters an opportunity to size up the main candidates and help them make an informed decision before they head to the polls on November 3.


DEBATE 2013 will be simulcast on NewsTalk Radio CJAD 800 and a live stream will be available on the CTV News Montréal website. To accommodate the live broadcast of the debate, CTV NEWS AT SIX will air one hour earlier, starting at 5 p.m. ET.


Immediately following DEBATE 2013, there will be a photo opportunity with the candidates in studio that will be followed by media scrums. Journalists and photographers wishing to attend are asked to contact Karla Kaminski


About CTV Montréal

CTV Montréal proudly serves Quebec with the #1-rated English news programs: CTV NEWS AT SIX and CTV NEWS AT 11:30 seven days a week, plus the one-hour CTV NEWS AT NOON, the only English-language newscast in that time slot in the market.  Celebrating more than 50 years in broadcasting, CTV Montréal has earned its place as a trusted voice for the English community in Quebec, and also for bilingual Francophones province-wide. In the spring of 2013, CTV Montréal completed its transition to High Definition by upgrading all its local newscasts to HD. CTV News Montréal has been repeatedly recognized for the quality of its newscasts, including top honours nationally from the RTDNA.

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Karla Kaminski, Bell Media, 514-495-6150 or

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